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American burnweed

American burnweed
Erechtites hieracifolia

american burnweed

Life cycle: erect summer annual
Growth habit: height may range from 1 1/2 - 10 feet, alternate leaves with toothed margins, feathery white seedheads are a key identifying feature
Reproduction: reproduces by seed that is wind dispersed
Conditions that favor growth: pastures, open fields, and can show up in home landscapes
Cultural control: identify plant, monitor early, manual removal before seeds form. Can be dug out or manually pulled. 


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